Like many other online dating sites, GayCupid implements tiered membership to generate revenue for the business. You’ve got the Standard plan, which lets you register and create a profile for free. With basic access to the site, you can then engage in some light profile browsing and match searches. You’ll also be able to express interest by sending generic messages like winks to other users. However, you’ll only be able to get messages from paying members, and even then, your reply options are limited.

If you truly want to get in the GayCupid game, you’ll need a Gold or Platinum membership, which come with monthly fees.